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Since 1970, Earth Day celebrations have given voice to a growing consciousness regarding environmental concerns.  In honor of Earth Day,  many communities in our listening area will host Earth Day events.  In the town of Mountain Iron, they've been celebrating Earth Day in a big way for the past 10 years with the Iron Range Earth Fest(IREF).  IREF has grown into a comprehensive experience delving into the many ways people can live more sustainably and tap into the knowledge of local experts for advice on regional products, services, foods, traditions and our wilderness. 

Mesabi Range College chemistry and biology instructor Kimberlee Giermann will be presenting the workshop "Backyard Herbs: Food and Medicine" at 11a.m. at the conference.   We spoke with her on the morning show about herbs, tinctures, and eco-gardening. 

Jim Gallagher

Jim Gallagher talks with Alaska singer/songwriter Susan Grace about her story of overcoming odds, renewing herself through travel, and experiencing the wild world. 

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

We care deeply about the natural world around us here at KAXE-KBXE.

Angela Nistler via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page

Every Tuesday we hear from students and listeners as they send in weekly Phenology observations.  In this  Phenology Talkbacks segment, we hear student reports from kids in Blackduck, Virginia, Two Harbors, White Earth, Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Brainerd and Northfield.  We also heard from listeners Kent, Joel, Ed and Ian.  This week's reports are a a potpourri of spring happenings from robins and gold finches to nearly 2 feet of snow and frigid temps.  It's been a wild spring week that's for sure!

Milt Lee

Milt Lee talks with Bernis Ingvaldson, owner of The Honeyberry Farm south of Bagley.  The Honeyberry Farm has a nursery offering on-line sales of specialty cold hardy fruit bushes including honeyberry (haskap) shrubs, dwarf sour cherry bushes, saskatoon seedlings, elderberry and more. 

U-Pick Berries are available on the farm Sunday-Friday from late June through July 31st and again in September, from 9am to 6pm and evenings by appointment.

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